Camping

If you ask most of our Scouts what their favorite part of Scouting is, most of them will tell you camping.

Our Camping Schedule

We currently schedule FOUR camping trips every scouting year, weather permitting. We generally have ONE structured BSA Campout and THREE Non-BSA unstructured campouts.

The camping fee is usually $30 per person.

Camping Gear Provided by Pack 850

Cooking Gear

Plates and Utensils (Webelos I and II are REQUIRED to bring their mess kits)

Cups

Food and Drinks

First Aid Kit

You don’t have to be a camping expert to have fun at on our campouts! We welcome every type of experience level (even if you have never even camped before) and our campouts are for the entire family. These are a great way for current and new scouts to interact with each other and make new friends. Generally, all of our camping trips are within the local area with a maximum of 2 hours travel distance.

After dinner on Saturday at camp, we all sit around a campfire to eat s’mores, enjoy silly skits (put on by the scouts), sing silly campfire songs and tell silly stories/jokes until it’s time for everyone to pack in and go to sleep in our tents.

Campouts are a great opportunity for the scouts to earn badges and patches. They learn many things at camp including: local history, astronomy, responsibility, teamwork, archery, shooting sports, geocaching, natural science and nature. Each campout is different and holds a different adventure as far as knowledge and activities.

We generally break camp before noon on the final campout day. You are encouraged but are not required, to stay the whole time. If you plan to come late or leave early please coordinate with the Camp Master. If you need to leave the campout and return, check out and in with the campout leader. Bears, Wolves and Tigers must be accompanied by a responsible adult (parent, guardian, grandparent). If not a parent, there must be a signed permission slip between the parent and the responsible adult. Webelos may attend without their parent if there is an adult leader responsible for them. This must be arranged in advance through your den leader and the same forms are required. The maximum allowed ratio of Webelos to Adults is 3:1.

Snacks and drinks are also provided at meal times, but please provide your own drinking water for purposes of hiking and daytime activities. Pack 850 encourages the use of reusable water bottles or hydration packs.

All of our trips generally run $30 per person unless otherwise noted and payment must be received within 7 days of the trip. Camping fees cover campground fees and meals as well as any activity that may be included on the trip (i.e archery, fishing, BB guns ect.)

To find out more about our scheduled camping trips feel free to attend the next pack meeting or view our calendar for an updated schedule on the new trip.

Sound like your kind of adventure? We would love to have you join us at our next camping trip!